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hi and welcome to a new edition of quito favorites that we've left the scent about for this berlin bookstore because today's show is all about literary adaptations that's making books into movies we've picked what we think are the seven best film adaptations of german novels in each case the director found a unique way to translate words into images we start with three classics of german literature. and. what was published in one thousand twelve was a sensation thomas months death in venice is a story of love madness and ruin himself called the book a tale of the ecstasy of destruction. for the one nine hundred seventy one film adaptation. of his conti found a way to capture in images that sense of decline.
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one major change from book to film the director turns the protagonist stuff on russian box from a writer into musician modeled on austrian composer gustav mahler. because i thought. it was really an idea. we have a lot of. dead. and they thought about. it and then i. had a make or if. i should bought this convalescing at a hotel in venice when he becomes obsessed with the youth and beauty of a polish boy what follows is an ecstasy of music and imagery. number six on our list all is quiet on the western front.
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remark turned his own trauma as a soldier in the first world war into a global bestseller. already in one thousand thirty just one year after it was published and it sold more than three and a half million copies worldwide. and i think the history in my book and i mention his theme my true subject was a purely human this was that a young man eighteen years old someone who should be confronting life is suddenly forced to confront death. in his one nine hundred thirty adaptation director louis milestone created the world's first antiwar film star little images of the slaughter the front no one at least in the movies had ever seen war like this. in germany nazi supporters disrupted screenings and the american legion boycotted the film but also quiet on the western front still won two oscars remains
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a classic the finds a genre. on the set for the reader steven dahl trees drama set in one nine hundred fifty s. post-war germany. the british director found the authentic locations for his film in the eastern german city of gurlitz based on the bennett schlink bestseller the reader is a moral tale of guilt and justice. kate winslet plays hannah schmidt's thirty six year old woman who has an affair with the sixteen year old misha after every tryst michelle result loud to his older lover less. as he can do. for a moment he was still inside this is disgusting. let's keep it this. borrowed it from someone at school. you should be ashamed to.
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go to them on the high strung unimproved when you sell the rights to your own book you can expect to see on screen the images you had in your head in the film you see other pictures and and i'm very happy with these images that i rediscovered in the film or into the beauty of these you know before you have been made in the signatures. one day hannah vanishes years later michelle sees her again he's a young law student and she's on trial for war crimes ana was an overseer at a concentration camp kate winslet won an oscar for her performance in the reader was an international success. turning a book into a film is tricky business if the director is too faithful to the novel they can end up with a too long too talking movie but strayed too far from the source material and they get accused of betraying the book our next two adaptations had the additional problem of politics set during two flashpoints in recent german history they try to
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capture the spirit of turbulent times. in. the wrote the last honor of catalina bloom in response to fears of a creeping surveillance state in germany that followed a series of leftwing terrorist attacks in the book and film a woman is arrested after a one night stand with a wanted terrorist innocent she's persecuted by police the justice system and the tabloid press. source which i guess i'm to tell you it is us we're going to say ok but this recess is a perfect answer that's also because voiced. a little fun thought to and focus learned or captured the zeitgeist and the spirit of those book in their claustrophobic film adaptation the media systematically destroyed catalina blooms
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on her and her reputation. is for group about. in the end so she becomes the monster the media made her. well you can move is in times of fading light a family drama set against the collapse of communism in east germany won the german book prize in two thousand and eleven. the film version distills the epic novel into a single day. friends and comrades gather to celebrate the ninetieth birthday of communist hero. but it's one nine hundred eighty nine and everybody but bill him suspects that east germany is cracking up. and in france is the. book and that's
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where the monkey. see this. by turns both funny and sad the director captures the feel of the novel the gloomy decline of east germany just before the fall time travel to a country that no longer exists. just to be put it is or. is for a mistress for greatness for. satire is one of the hardest genres to get right whether in literature or of film our number two pick walks that fine line between wit and provocation daring us to laugh at the worst man in history but. look who's back. in people of them mrs bestseller adult hitler wakes up unharmed in berlin circa two thousand and fourteen. the most sort of considerable.
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instead of a straight adaptation the director turns the novel into a bore out style prank comedy sending his lead actor as hitler among unsuspecting germans the feeling in the book and movie becomes a media phenomenon shocking yes surprising last. image viewer tom from. the beginning. i don't see why. women who cover the mother who so stooped. down to size and laughing at him makes it clear to the audience that the holocaust world war two all that was only possible with and through the participation of the german people not because some monster hypnotized them. look who's back walk that fine line between funny and thought provoking biting political satire that isn't afraid to get silly sometimes
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. star struck. our pick for best literary adaptation comes from a book thought to be on filmable patrick siskins per feel the story of a murder is all about smell it's the tale of a medieval serial killer who distills the olfactory essence of his victims to create the perfect set but how do you turn smell into cinema director tom tech for and producer bad i thing or found a way in this international blockbuster are number one. patrick you skins perfume the story of a murder was published in one thousand nine hundred five and became a global bestseller but it would be more than two decades before the book became a film. are antihero is when we born with
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a supernatural sense of smell. to evoke that sentence director tom tucker zooms in tight creeping up on characters and objects like the murder of a school and we whose magic nose is drawn to the scent of young women. we tried to close in on objects the way greenlee's nose would in a greedy and voracious way with the set design of the camera movement we set out to create scenes that felt as lifelike as possible. when we is a monster who kills and kills in his praise pursuit of a perfect scent with perfume tomtit fur turns on filmable novel into a gruesome but beautiful thriller. the that. those are pics of the seven best movie adaptations of german novels
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senator on line up of the best and worst books to movies and we'll share them online one special mention though before we go a film unrivaled in german adaptations the author won the nobel prize the director the oscar we go out with a classic scene from the tin drop enjoy. program guide to. the home. dot com highlights. state by state. the most colorful.
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